A tisket, a tasket: Books for spring and Easter baskets

Have Easter baskets to fill for little ones? How about little hands to fill with colorful books celebrating spring and all its glories?

If so—on either count—consider these bright and cheery picture books from Candlewick Press.

books for spring and easter


Cutie Pie Looks for the Easter Bunny written and illustrated by Jannie Ho ($5.99 ∙ Ages 0-3)

cutie pie looks for the easter bunny

It's Easter time and Cutie Pie the bright yellow chick is searching for the Easter Bunny and some eggs to call her own. In this chunky and sturdy "Tiny Tab" book, little ones can pull tabs on each page to help Cutie Pie in her search.


Hop! Hop! written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli ($6.99 ∙ Ages 0-3)

hop! hop!

From coloring the eggs to hunting them outside with basket in hand, Patricelli's popular baby learns about all the fun to be had when the Easter Bunny comes his way. From mixing egg dye colors to gobbling jelly beans and seeking eggs, the joys of Easter fill the pages of this colorful board book that will delight little ones and those who read to them.


Peep and Ducky Rainy by David Martin, illustrated by David Walker ($14.99 ∙ Ages 0-3)

peep and ducky rainy day

Prepare for a rollicking, rhyming adventure as Ducky and Peep play indoors then out on a rainy, rainy day. When Peep's momma shows up to spoil all the fun what else can the friends do but hide? Silly fun in colorful illustrations and a cute sing-song style.


A Lullaby for Little One by Dawn Casey, illustrated by Charles Fuge ($12.99 ∙ Ages 2-5)

lullaby for little one 

Engaging illustrations and rhyming text make this sweet tale of little Bunny and Big Daddy Rabbit a can't-miss bedtime book. The two leap and laugh throughout the day, along with woodland friends Owl, Mouse, and Bear. When Bunny begins to tucker out, Big Daddy Rabbit knows just the right way to ease his baby into slumber.


Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins ($15.99 ∙ 32 pages ∙ Ages 2-5)

count with maisy cheep cheep cheep

It's nearly bedtime and Mommy Hen clucks about trying to round up her 10 chicks. Maisy and little readers help out by looking behind flaps. One chick in the stable, one behind the pumpkins, one in the flower bed and more. Kids will get a kick out of peeking behind the flaps until all 10 chicks are found and tucked into bed.

Disclosure: I received these books from Candlewick Press free for review and to share with you. Enjoy!